Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Our Anash Community" Follow Up Letter

Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz
24 Briarcliff Drive
Monsey, New York 10952

ט"ו אלול תש'ע
Dear Anash, שיחיו

Today, the 15th of Elul, marks 113 years since the Rebbe Rashab founded Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch. On this auspicious day it is a great pleasure to introduce a number of initiatives that the committee put together based on the many responses from the community.

The shiurim listed below are all set to begin right after Sukkos and we hope to implement additional shiurim and other events in the future.

Please note that all of the new shiurim listed below are in addition to the current ongoing men's and women's shiurim.

In order to ensure the success of each shiur we are asking you to please register for the shiurim that you would like to attend. Only once there are sufficient registrants for each shiur will the class be finalized.

Weekly Evening of Learning:
Whether learning with a chavrusa, attending a shiur or studying alone, this evening will be dedicated to our community coming together to create a spirit of Torah learning. Committee members will work to ensure that anyone who requests a chavrusa will receive one.
Day of Week: Thursdays (Following the weekly Tanya shiur by Rabbi Lesches which will now take place from 8:00 to 8:30 PM.)
Time: 8:30 to 9:30 PM
Location: Tzemach Tzedek
Please register ASAP by emailing your shul representative:
  • Tzemach Tzedek: Avraham Polinger at;
  • Beis Menachem & Nusach Ari: Aroni Chein at;
  • Chabad of South Monsey & Heichal Menachem: Yona Abenson at;
  • If you don't daven in one of the listed shuls please contact any of the above;
Please note in your email if you would like to be paired up with a chavrusah and if you have any special requests (i.e. what you prefer to learn).

Daily Tanya Shiur:
A short shiur prior to davening on the Tanya portion of the daily Chitas.
Days of the Week: Sunday through Friday
Time: Monday through Friday - 6:30 to 6:55 AM, Sunday - 7:30 to 7:55 AM
Location: Tzemach Tzedek
Magid Shiur: Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches
Please register ASAP to Mendi Labkowski at

Daily Gemara Shiur:
A serious goal-oriented daily Gemara shiur. The shiur will include a schedule of chazara (review).
Days of the Week: Monday through Thursday
Time: 9:45 to 10:30 PM (see below)
Location: Tzemach Tzedek
Magid Shiur: Rabbi Chaim Dovid Kagan
Please register ASAP to Avi Weinstein at If you would like to register for this shiur but prefer another timeframe please include the time that you would like and we will base it after the majority.

Monthly Melava Malka:
A monthly melava malka / farbrengen at the homes of various yungeleit featuring local and guest Rabbanim, Mashpi'im and Shluchim.
Day of the Week: Motzai Shabbos
If you would like to host a Melava Malka please contact Eli Cohen at

Monthly HaBayis HaYehudi Shiur:
A monthly shiur on topics related to the Jewish home.
Date: First week of every Hebrew month. Time and location will be announced to those who register for this shiur.
Magid Shiur: Rabbi Aaron Dovid Gancz
Please register ASAP to Yossel Sirota at

Monthly Chinuch Class:
A series of classes, open to men and women, with each class addressing a specific chinuch topic. All classes will include a question and answer session.
Date: Time and location will be announced to those who register for this shiur.
Presenter: Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz
Please register ASAP to Yossel Sirota at

Hachnosas Orchim:
Committees are being put together for each of our shuls to look after guests. Committee members will work together to ensure that all guests are warmly welcomed, given a seat, etc. In addition, the committee will arrange Shabbos meals in the homes of community members for those who need (singles, bochurim, etc.). To join the committee for your shul, please contact Moshe Wiener at

Again, no shiurim will be finalized until we receive responses so please be sure to register as soon as possible.

I would like to thank all those who responded so enthusiastically to this project. Our collective commitment to grow b'ruchniyus, and in a spirit of achdus, will certainly result in an outpouring of brachos b'gashmiyus and b'ruchniyus for our entire community.

Best wishes for a Ksiva V'Chasima Tova,

Zalmen Leib Markowitz

Shifra & Puah Goes High Tech

Shifra & Puah is experimenting with a free online service called Meal Train with the aim of making the organization of meals for mothers of newborns, and others who are in need, easier for everyone.

On Meal Train a calendar is created for each family who is receiving meals. The calendar includes information like the recipient's address, how many people are in the family, what time they prefer to have the meals delivered by, any dietary restrictions or allergies, food preferences, etc.

Women who volunteer to cook can then see which days and meals are open as well as what foods other people have prepared to ensure variety.

Simply go to and sign up on the right side of the page.

You can schedule meals now for Dini Bogomilsky and Esty Chein.

To be notified via email when new mothers are added to Meal Train please contact Karen Schild at

Of course, if you are not online you can always schedule meals the old-fashioned way by contacting Karen at 845-354-4898 or

Yaakov Rothstein Birthday Farbrengen

Yaakov Rothstein invites all to a farbrengen in honor of his birthday this Monday evening, August 30, at 8:15 PM, at his home, 660 Union Road.

Please RSVP to or 845-558-8780.

Furniture for Sale

A few pieces of furniture are available for sale. Click here to see pictures.

If interested, please contact or 845-368-1889.

Farbrengen Tonight in Honor of Founding of Tomchei Tmimim

There will be a farbrengen tonight, Wednesday, August 25, after the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek in honor of the founding of the Yeshivah Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch by the Rebbe Rashab on the 15th of Elul in 1897.

Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch was the first Yeshiva to integrate the revealed part of Torah (Gemara and Halachah) with the esoteric teachings of Chassidus in a formal study program.